Andris Akmentiņš (né Andris Grīnbergs, 1969) is a Latvian poet, translator of poetry, and musician. In 1994, he graduated from the Department of Philology at the University of Latvia as a journalist, and has worked for various magazines and newspapers, as well as in advertising and marketing. Akmentiņš' work was first published in 1988, and since 1994 he is a member of the Latvian Writers' Union. Besides poetry, he has written several collections of stories. In 1992, he received the Klāvs Elsbergs Prize and has received other awards for literature and creative work. As a creator and writer he has been involved in producing and promoting the Annual Latvian Literature Award ceremony, and authored various large-scale events and campaigns. Andris Akmentiņš often performs his poems in the bardic manner accompanied by guitar. His works have been translated into English, Finnish, Swedish and Danish; Akmentiņš translates from Russian and English into Latvian. He also writes lyrics for songs and theatre plays, and has translated songs for films like Shrek 2, Shrek 3, Ice Age, The Simpsons, etc.
Maigi gari rīti [Gentle Long Mornings]. Riga: Pētergailis, 2002.
Trīs brāļi [The Three Brothers]. Chirldrens' book about the history of architecture of Old Riga, Riga: Datorzinību centrs, 2001.
Siltāks kā asara [Warmer than a Tear]. Riga: Preses nams, 2000.
Spēka meklēšana [Searching for Strength]. 1993.
Māja [House]. Riga: Sprīdītis, 1992.
Artist's profile, Andris Grīnbergs // The Council of the Creative Unions of Latvia [LV]
Osvalds Zebris, interview with Andris Akmentiņš // Diena.lv
About the poetry collection Zemeņu blūzs/ Srawberry Blues // Zveigzne ABC Publishers [LV]Reviews
2009, Prose Readings Award for the story Reibums/ Dizziness
2006, Summit Creative award for the unconventional PR event Dziesmu diena/The Day of Song
2002, Proze Readings Award
2001, Cicero Prize for best social awareness campaign in Latvia
2000, Preses nams prose competition prize
1992, Klāvs Elsbergs Prize